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Superfinds

Superfinds, Michael Kliebenstein

This book is unique. It is a compendium of wonderful automotive treasure, as discovered. With the passage of time all cars became worthless and unloved, no matter how eminent. Racing cars inevitably became uncompetitive and redundant. Many vehicles passed into scrapyards, the motoring equivalent of a cemetery, or simply rotted away. 

Superfinds: A truly unique selection of previously unseen photographs of important historic cars as found in the 1960s and 1970s
Publication Information
ISBN: 9781907085895
RRP: £90.00
Format: Hardback, 420 pages, 300mm x 300mm, October 2020
Photos/Illustrations: over 900 photographs
Subject: Cars, Motorsport
Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Michael Kliebenstein

Superfinds: A truly unique selection of previously unseen photographs of important historic cars as found in the 1960s and 1970s by Michael Kliebenstein

This book is unique. It is a compendium of wonderful automotive treasure, as discovered. With the passage of time all cars became worthless and unloved, no matter how eminent. Racing cars inevitably became uncompetitive and redundant. Many vehicles passed into scrapyards, the motoring equivalent of a cemetery, or simply rotted away. 

Today, of course, we value, covet and preserve the work of great designers, engineers and coachbuilders, and their creations give enormous pleasure to many, whether it be in ownership, driving, competing or simply as historic objects to be admired when on display. All will have a story – sometimes sad, sometimes heroic. 

Many of the more esoteric car companies produced machines that were not only engineering masterpieces but also great works of art.

Italian Corrado Cupellini was a pioneer in the developing old car movement in the 1960s and ’70s. He had a mission: to explore, discover and rescue motor cars of merit before it was too late.

He roved the world following his passion and this extraordinary book is a photographic record of his astounding journey of discovery.

Within these pages are important cars and even unique cars. You will see examples of Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Maserati, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lancia, McLaren, Lamborghini, Cisitalia, O.S.C.A, Jaguar, Aston Martin, BMW, Isotta Fraschini, Matra, Veritas, Voisin, Fiat, Lotus, Panhard, Chevron, MG, Iso Grifo, Elva, Bizzarrini, Delahaye, Bandini, Ford GT40, Stanguellini, Ford, Lola, Piper, Cooper, Vauxhall, Siata Daina, Ansaldo, Abate speed boat, Abarth, Amilcar, ATS, Horch, Delage, Buick, Talbot-Lago, Lagonda, Frazer Nash, SS Jaguar, Nardi, Lister-Jaguar, AC, Biondetti-Jaguar, Peugeot, La Salle, Duesenberg, Speluzzi…

Highlights

  • Famous coachbuilders featured include Pinin Farina, Zagato, Touring, Vignale, Saoutchik, Stabilimenti Farina, Carrozzeria Colli, Bertone, Castagna, Ghia… 
  • Grand Prix cars, sports racers, Formula 2 cars, CanAm cars, Formula Junior single-seaters, touring cars and GT cars.
  • Legendary racers including several ‘Birdcage’ Maseratis, a Matra Le Mans car, Ferrari Testa Rossa and GTOs, a ‘Tank’ Bugatti, Lancia D24…
  • Cars formerly owned by Nuvolari, Chiron and Fangio.
  • Porsche racers including examples of 917, 906, 718 RSK ‘Mittellenker’, 910, 904, 550 RSK Spyder, 911 RS, 910/8 ‘Bergspyder’, RS 60…
  • Unique cars, prototypes, specials and unidentified vehicles, race team transporters, crashed cars and pedal cars.
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